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Greek-American relations “at the highest point”- Phone call of the Greek MFA and the new American Secretary of State

Today, the Greek MFA Nikos Dendias had a telephone conversation with his new American counterpart, Anthony Blinken. The further strengthening of Greek-American relations was at the center of the telephone communication between the two diplomats.

“We found that the bilateral relations between Greece and the USA have reached their highest point. The prospects of their further strengthening were examined, with special emphasis on the energy and defense sector.

I also informed Mr. Blinken about the deepening of the relations with the Middle East countries. Both on the bilateral and multilateral levels. I also referred to developments in the wider region, including Libya, Syria, and the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as Turkish actions.” stated in a series of tweets Nikos Dendias.

According to the State Department’s announcement, Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Dendias emphasized their commitment to further strengthening U.S.-Greece bilateral relations, including through the U.S.-Greece Strategic Dialogue and the 3+1 process with Cyprus and Israel, and close cooperation on defense, energy diversification, and stability in the broader Eastern Mediterranean region. 

Secretary Blinken welcomed Greece’s sustained leadership in advancing the Transatlantic and European Integration of the Western Balkans.  The Secretary and the Foreign Minister reaffirmed the historic importance of North Macedonia’s NATO accession. 

The Secretary voiced support for ongoing exploratory talks between NATO Allies Greece and Turkey and congratulated Greece on the occasion of the Greece Bicentennial celebrations this year.

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